Today has been quite a day. As a result of an extremely generous donation by a Doncaster couple who wish to remain anonymous, the Friends are in a position to start installing new railings in to New Street boundary. You may recall that the wall along this boundary has recently been repaired by Doncaster Council, to meet their safety obligations.

Following a lengthy process of coming up with a suitable design, which blends with the existing railings on the Carr House Road boundary, while being more economical to manufacture, the Friends applied for planning permission and Listed Building Consent. Both these were granted earlier this year, allowing us start the procurement process. Today we have placed an order with local company, Thorndell Engineering Limited, to manufacture and install eight bays of railings. All being well, the new railings will be in position by the end of November.

We shall post updates here as work progresses.